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paradox and why spending more and giving us less. and josh ott presents the story of two american anthems. look for these titles and book stores this coming week and watch the authors in the near future on booktv and booktv.org. >> randall kennedy is next on booktv. he talks about the history of affirmative action policies and argues that affirmative action is a morally sound idea that should not be abandoned. this is about one hour and 10 minutes. >> thank you very much for that generous introduction and for making the space available and for all of us. and i'm going to talk for a few minutes about my new book and then we will have a discussion and hopefully the monologue will turn into a dialogue and four will be open to questions and comments and by all means objection, because this is a subject about which people have all sorts of opinions and i would suspect that there is an audience like this and people have different takes on the subject. what is our subject? our subject is the controversy involving affirmative action and this is truly a controversy and everything about affirmativ
yourself. you don't even know your engaged in racial discrimination but you are. and so to show us that you're not we want some live bodies up there. that's the only way that we will believe that you are no longer engaged in racial discrimination. let me give you one of the rationale, and rationale that came rather late in history of affirmative action. and that's the diversity rationale, which has become the primary rationale in many quarters, particularly higher education. the diversity rationale says we want to engage in special efforts to bring in people from all walks of life, all sectors, all regions, all ideological dispositions, all races. the reason why we want this is we believe that on our campuses there will be richer learning. there will be more learning, better learning, deeper learning takes place through the clash of perspective. and, you know, students will learn from one another. so the diversity rationale for affirmative action. that's some of the why affirmative action rose in the late '60s, early '70s but in these are some of the reasons that have been set for for affir
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